Today in "Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Says Horrible, Inciting Things and Continues to Face No Consequences from His Party," Trump seemed to imply that some of his fans could assassinate his political opponents.
Talking about Hillary calling to repeal the Second Amendment (which she isn't), Trump said, "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks." Then he adds, "Though the Second Amendment folks, maybe there is..."
Some believe he was calling on people with guns to use their guns to kill or otherwise injure Hillary Clinton (or her judges? Either way, it's BAD).
The bearded man is shocked. We are all Skinny Santa.
Trump's campaign immediately went into damage control moment, insisting that his "2nd Amendment people" comment was not about them using guns, but using their vast political power.
The Clinton campaign interpreted the phrase "doing something about it" as actually using guns.
This "joke" or "gaffe" or "lil LOL," whichever term people like to use to excuse these straight-up sh*tty statements, is also illegal under the US code. The law states, "whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm" upon "a major candidate for the office of President" or "immediate family of a former president", of which Clinton is both, "shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."
That's right, for all the chants of "LOCK HER UP!" at the Republican National Convention, the RNC's golden boy might be eligible to go to jail.